Thinking About Facial Plastic Surgery: What Questions Should I Ask Myself?
While cosmetic enhancement procedures can enhance your confidence and create a rejuvenated, balanced, and recontoured look, permanently altering your appearance is not something that should be taken lightly. If you are considering facial plastic surgery, Dr. Jess Prischmann, our Minneapolisfacial plastic surgeon, suggests you ask yourself a few questions to be sure you are making the best decision for yourself.
The following questions can help you determine if you are emotionally, mentally, and financially ready to undergo facial plastic surgery:
What is your motivation for obtaining facial plastic surgery?
Your motivation for surgery should be that there is something about your physical appearance that you do not like and would like to change. However, you should also feel okay if you never were able to change this part of your appearance. You should not consider surgery for anyone else or to cope with other problems going on in your life. Facial plastic surgery is a personal decision that should be based only on how you feel about your appearance.
How much do you spend thinking about surgery? Does the area you want to change keep you from comfortably going out in public or having relationships?
Of course, it is common to feel a little embarrassed or self-conscious about aspects of your appearance that you may want to change. However, if you spend the majority of your day thinking about your appearance or constantly thinking about surgery, and/or if you avoid social situations because of your appearance, there may be underlying psychological issues that should be resolved first. This is not healthy behavior. Surgery may not help and could worsen your emotional situation.
Will your financial situation limit your options in selecting a surgeon?
Cosmetic surgery is not usually covered by insurance, and it can be costly. Selecting a discounted procedure could put you at risk for undesired results from an inexperienced surgeon. It is best to fully research standard expected costs and select a qualified, skilled surgeon with a history of happy patients.
We hope these questions help you assess your readiness for facial plastic surgery. If you truly feel you are emotionally, mentally, and financially ready to move forward, procedures like facelift and necklift, eyelid surgery, rhinoplasty, browlift, and other options may be able to help you attain your desired appearance. We hope you will carefully consider your situation to ensure optimal results. Best of luck in your facial plastic surgery research and your ultimate decision!
Please contact us today if you have any questions about facial plastic surgery, or if you are interested in meeting with Dr. Prischmann for a consultation.